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Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield receives $10,000 Grant from Taco Bell Foundation


Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (BGCS) is pleased to announce that they have received a $10,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation. 

This grant will be used for the Launch to Greatness program. The program aims to prepare teens for life after high school. Participants of this program will learn how to find their interests, passions and skills, learn how to apply those attributes into a skill set, and how to prepare themselves for entry into the workforce.

"With this program, Club teens will have the opportunity to take college tours, attend career fairs to explore careers and be ready for their future careers," said Didem Koroglu, Director of Development at BGCS. 

About the Taco Bell Foundation. The Taco Bell Foundation helps young people explore their career passions--with scholarships, experiences and community support. 

About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield provide programs that guide and direct youth from all backgrounds, particularly those from at-risk environments. Through social, physical, and educational development activities, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield teach youth the values of life, strengthen their self-esteem, and make them better citizens of our community. 

The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: The Arts, Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Giving the youth of the community the proper tools they need to become successful students and citizens is an important part of our mission.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield provides program opportunities to over 13,000 local youth each year. Parents interested in having their children join the Club and learn more about its youth programs can contact the organization at 417.862.9249 or visit 


Media Contact : Didem Koroglu
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